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Pets of the week

Wilma is a 2-year-old Boston terrier/ pit bull mix. She arrived at the shelter quite underweight and with various injuries. Now she is in great health and spunky as ever. 

Wilma is a great fit for all adults and for other dogs, but is very enthusiastic with her play and affection. She might not be the best for small children she could knock over. Wilma still has a couple of spots in her fur, and her tail is crooked from an untreated break, but her spirit is completely untarnished.

Meals on Wheels issues call for help

All too often, Senior Citizens have to decide between purchasing medications, paying a utility bill or buying food. 

This is the case for many senior citizens in Hays County. This segment of our population is growing every day. The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area reports that there will not be enough caregivers to care for the elderly population as it ages, which will increase the demand for more services to the elderly. 

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: On lifespans

     Most birds do not live for very long.  Fifteen years is about the maximum for most species in the wild, although parrots in captivity often reach 60 or more. 

     If you are interested in living a really long life, you should be born a sponge, an animal that can live thousands of years.  Or a quahog clam – one Icelandic species reached 507 years and 225 years is not uncommon.

Answers to Go with Susan Smith

 Q: I always like to read the book before I see the movie.  I know “Love and Friendship” was based on a Jane Austen novel, but I don’t see it in the library catalog.  Does the book have a different title?


A:  Yes.  Director Whit Stillman’s film, “Love and Friendship,” is based on Austen’s early novella, “Lady Susan.”

I am going to go way out on a limb here.  It is no secret that I am a book lover.  I almost always think the book is better than the movie. 

 When it comes to Jane Austen, I love both the books and the movies.

School of mermaids. Courtesy photo.

Mermaid Society SMTX to host San Marcos’ First Mermaid Week

Mermaid Society SMTX, a grassroots San Marcos community organization, is excited to announce Mermaid Week SMTX, a 12-day community-wide festival celebrating the history and local culture revolving around the San Marcos River and the Aquarena Springs Aquamaids of the past.


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